Scenario Of Food Pocessing

Scenario of Food Processing Industry in India

The Indian food industry is poised for huge growth, continuously raising its contribution in world food trade every year. In India, the food sector has emerged as a high-profit sector on the back of the scope it offers for value addition, particularly with the food processing industry getting recognised as a high-priority area by the government.

The food processing industry is one of the largest industries in India and is ranked fifth in terms of production, consumption, export and expected growth. The total food production in India is likely to double in the next 10 years with the country’s domestic food market estimated to reach US$ 482 billion by 2020.

The role of the Indian government and the cohesive support of state governments have been instrumental in the growth and development of this industry. The Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI) under Central government is making all efforts to encourage investments in the sector.

Opportunities of Food Processing Industry in Bihar

Bihar is endowed with an excellent climate, fertile soil and abundant water which make it ideal for cultivation of a diverse range of food grains, fruits and vegetables. It is a significant producer of rice, maize, pulses and a variety of fruits and vegetables. It is also the largest producer of Litchis and Makhana (Fox Nuts) in the country.

Major attractions for food processing in Bihar are :

CROPS TYPES OF POTENTIAL PROCESSING
Rice Rice Mills: Variants Of Milled Rice (Polished Rice, Unpolished Rice, Puffed Rice, Pressed Rice, Rice Flour, Broken Rice), Starch, Bran Oil, Silica, Husk Based Power Generation
Maize Maize Based Feed Units,  Food Products, Starch Manufacturing Unit , Corn Oil, Corn Flakes, Corn Flour, Starch
Pulses Modern Mills, Flour
Oilseeds Edible Oil, Oil Cake
FRUITS  
Mango Pulp, Juice, Beverages, Nectar, Mango Powder, Pickle, Jam, Jelly, Juice, Candies, Packing Material
Litchi Pulp, Juice, Nectar, Beverages, Jam, Jelly
Guava Juice, Beverages, Jam, Jelly, Nectar
Banana Pulp, Baby Food, Banana Fibre, Packing Material, Banana Flower Vegetables
Makhana  Makhana Pops, Flavoured Or Roasted Makhana Snacks, RTC Kheer, Baby Food
Amla Ayurvedic Medicine, Murabba, Dry Amla Powder, Hair Oil, Dry Amla Fruit, Mouth Freshener
VEGETABLES  
Tomato Juice, Paste, Puree, Ketchup & Soup
Potato Chips, Stacks, Vegetables(Ready To Eat), Powder, Starch, Wine, Alcohol, Snacks
Chilli Paste, Ayurvedic Medicine, Dry Chilli, Chilli Powder
Peas Vegetables (Ready To Eat)
DAIRY  Milk, Ghee, Butter, Curd, Paneer, Ice Cream, Sweets
POULTRY AND FISH Fresh, Chilled, And Frozen Fish, Fish Fillets And Pieces, Edible Offal Of Poultry, Dried Eggs
BEES Natural Honey Processing

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